It is important to make a distinction between reactive project managers and proactive project managers. In other words, the difference between a project manager and a great project manager. Often, project managers end up in their roles accidentally because they were good at the technical side of the project, or there was a gap that needed to be filled, or maybe just a wrong personal/professional decision. However, if you are one of the enthusiasts in this occupation, there are a lot of things that can be done to deliver results beyond the stakeholders’ expectations by being a proactive project manager.
During one of my assignments with EPMA I facilitated a client’s efforts in planning the testing activities that led to the qualification of a prototype. This was part of their product development process in the scope of a complex project, for which I was providing my project management services. In one of these planning sessions, Read more about Quality Management System: Are You Doing It Right?[…]
5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant I saw a meme the other day quoting Macy’s CEO, Ed Finkelstein: “A consultant is someone who takes your watch away to tell you what time it is.” Have consultants been reduced to the same stigma as a used car salesman? Is consulting a dying service? Read more about 5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant[…]
There are some great techniques available to select and prioritize projects for your organization that will deliver the best results… but that may not be your objective. If you prefer to burn money and waste everyone’s time working on the wrong projects, then here are some ways to accomplish that. Technique #1: Shotgunning One common Read more about 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Waste a Ton of Time and Money on the Wrong Projects[…]
In a market that is more competitive than a knife fight in a phone booth, companies cannot afford to waste precious time, money, or resources on projects that do not have a measurable affect on the company’s market share… and ultimately the company’s survival. Sure, it may seem like a good idea to offer your Read more about Are You Thinking About Future Market Trends When Selecting Your Next Project?[…]
In my previous blog, I had outlined the 4 major challenges faced by the organizations in their PPM (Project Portfolio Management) implementation . In my current blog, I will briefly discuss the underlying reasons behind the emerging need for PPM implementation. Project Portfolio Management is getting recognition more so in the last 5-10 years. The overarching need for Read more about Understanding the need for PPM Implementation – Article 2[…]
Did you know? “About 60% of the organizations implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) primarily to align their business objectives with their project objectives”. Why PPM? In order to stay competitive in today’s global business environment, there is a quintessential need for organizations to utilize their resources by working on projects that will satisfy both their Read more about A sneak peek into the challenges in PPM Implementation – Article 1[…]
In this video you will learn how to build reports in Microsoft Project Server using odata feeds. Interested in how EPMA can help you with custom reporting? Contact us today at 713.400.9200 or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, Read more about How to Build Reports Using OData Feeds[…]